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Humans vs. Machines: Foosball Answered

First, Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov; now, computer dominance has extended beyond chess to the world of foosball. Students from University of Adelaide in Australia created this autonomous foosball table that seems capable of beating human challengers. Of course, if any of the engineers want a break to play a game of foosball, they're going to lose to their own creation.

Link via Gizmodo

Also check out Gizmodo's gallery of other foosball creations.

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11orem
11orem

12 years ago

but adelaides still a hole Melbourne ;)

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11orem
11orem

12 years ago

australia rules yay

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

I doubt it...it has the ability to move quickly, accurately, and all of it's players at the same time.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

He's good...but I'm better!

(free cookie if you can guess where that's from!)

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SC-Ghost
SC-Ghost

Reply 12 years ago

Star Wolf says that in Star Fox 64. I believe on the snow level, level 3. But possibly on Venom when they all have fancy ships, before you fight Andross.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Not even close! (hint: Tom Hanks and Tim Allen)

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

Toy Story?

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

Toy Story 2?

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

Toy Story 3?

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Cold. Think spinoffs...

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

Eek, I've only seen those. By spin-off I take it that mean still relating to Toy Story?

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

TS3 doesn't exist yet...and yes, still relating to toy story. (hint, think disney channel...)

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puzzlefreak
puzzlefreak

Reply 12 years ago

Hahaha, "Not even close". Too bad that's correct. (Woo star fox!)

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Nope, it may be on that but I heard it someplace else...no cookie for you!

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SC-Ghost
SC-Ghost

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah sorry I have no idea.

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Sharku
Sharku

Reply 12 years ago

sheesh the censors have about 10MS respond time an average human is 7MS :P

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 12 years ago

But it is vulnerable to a power-cut, EMP-bomb, and the Off switch......

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 12 years ago

*Darn, the computer is winning* Whoops, I accidentally unplugged it. Sorry...

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 12 years ago

LOL

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Shadowmang
Shadowmang

12 years ago

didn't someone on Instructables make this for the laser cutter contest?

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DuctTapeRules!
DuctTapeRules!

12 years ago

Robot advantages- Moves quicker, probably faster to react and doesn't have the problem of reaching out for the other sticks Human advantages- Can think more creatively than a robot, can figure out the robot's patterns since it probably won't change.

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mikemmcmeans
mikemmcmeans

Reply 12 years ago

what if the robot can learn...

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yokozuna
yokozuna

Reply 12 years ago

Obviously... robots are incapable of ascending to the astral plane of existance. A ninja could destroy this lowly opponent through simple telekinesis. Many pirates on the other hand have taken on this machine, and about 90% have lost an eye. Foolish mortals.

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the_burrito_master
the_burrito_master

12 years ago

I want... to beat that thing. its prob like 100,000 dollars to buy one of those.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

12 years ago

I suck at foosball. I think I'll just surrender now and save myself the pain. :)